Category Archives: Holographic Technology

Z-Space : Holographic 3D with Spatial Persistence

The Z-Space display is being developed by a California company called Infinite Z.      By tracking user’s eye movements with 3D glasses, the display creates not only the illusion of 3 dimensionality – but unlike most 3D systems –  it persists … Continue reading

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3D Library Services at the University of Michigan

FormFonts 3D has the world’s largest 3D library of professionally developed SketchUp components, and we have a fondness for library sciences, and all things 3D. So we are delighted to see the University of Michigan is keeping up with the … Continue reading

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3D Benjamins Coming! Wal-Mart Breaths a Sigh-of-Relief

The US Treasury will release the new 100 dollar bill in the next few months. Slated to be released in early 2011, the new ‘Benjamins’ are a bit behind schedule. The delays are due to manufacturing problems with the advanced … Continue reading

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Projected Reality – Outdoors and In

By Fred Abler Artists have discovered powerful video projectors, and the conflict-of-perception between a projected image and its underlying ‘canvas’ has never been greater.  A new genre of art uses architecture-as-canvas, and is loosely known as Urban Projection Mapping. Fig- … Continue reading

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Apple Embraces Holo’Tek – for iPhone 5?

by Fred Abler Steve Job’s product design strategy was simple – “Make signal, not noise”.  In other words, make products so different, that they will cut through all the noise in the marketplace. This incomparable strategy has worked brilliantly for … Continue reading

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Live Mapping… Underground 3D

by Fred Abler Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s quasi Alien’s prequel, is a visually brilliant movie. A team of earth archeologists, a geologist, and a vain android named ‘David’.. delve into deep space in the year 2089. Their mission is to find … Continue reading

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Living 3D – Hover’s Tactical Tech

by Fred Abler Previously when wars ended, military tech put on civilian clothes and went in search of a consumer market. But given the 21st century invention of ‘perpetual war’, this technology transfer cycle is now far less obvious. We … Continue reading

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Marauder’s Map.. 3D Holograms from your SketchUp Models

by Fred Abler As the saying goes, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And it’s this dichotomy that, for me, makes the Harry Potter series so charming. By flipping the context, much of today’s internet technology still looks… … Continue reading

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